Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Unpretentious Tuberose

My tuberoses started blooming back in July. I never expected them to keep blooming this long. They are still sending up these spikes of super fragrant blooms. The individual blooms look and smell like miniature gardenias.

This is the spike that's blooming now, but there's yet another one coming up close to it. The only thing that will stop them is the first frost. This flower will spread fragrance all over that section of my yard, especially after dark. If you live in the South, get you some! They have demanded no care at all from me.


Jim-The Gaudy Garden said...

I would love to habve a yard full of these plants. Sadly, I have none.

Anonymous said...

Hello! I have tuberoses too. I got them from a company called "Tennessee tuberoses" and I love them. Neighbors who are usually too busy to talk to the "overalls" lady knocked and asked me about them. (Really are nice neighbors, just busy.) :) I have the single ones and they seem to have multiplied A LOT though I won't be sure until I dig them up when things are warm. They bloomed all summer until frost. Don't know why there aren't more of them. "Gardenia on a stick" after the gardenias are gone. Thanks for your photos. :)